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the environmental movement dropped u.s. population stabilization as one of its goals. [ ♪music ] >> bonnie: hello, i'm bonnie erbÉ. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. in the 1970s, u.s. population and the environment were widely and publicly linked in popular culture and by the environmental movement. but today the environmental movement eschews the population issue. in the first of a three-part series, we look at why and how this happened. organizers of the first earth day in 1970 called u.s. population stabilization critical to restoring the environment. the nationwide celebration produced a particular groundswell that spurred congress and the nixon, ford and carter administrations to enact a host of sweeping environmental laws including president nixon's national environmental policy act, often referred to as the nation's environmental magna carta. >> i mean, they really did a phenomenal job of studying it. it was a very scholarly approach. they had economists, environmentalists, everybody else, trying to look at the whole effect of
documents show his body contained lead beloved -- levels of a powerful anesthetic. propfiol is normally used to anesthetize hospital patients before surgery. now close friends say he often board about the star's drug use. >> i am absolutely not surprised. i have witnessed myself things, and certain events with michael, that led me to believe that if this continues, he will destroy his life. >> it is a merged jenson's personal doctor, conrad mourey, told police he gave the star different sedatives, including propofol the morning he died but also worried jackson was becoming addicted and tried to wean them off. he is at the center of the investigation. it wants to know what part, if any, he played in michael jackson's death. establishing that could lead to charges of manslaughter. his lawyers say much of the court papers about jackson's last hours as police barry and not fact. last week he issued an online plea for sympathy. >> i have done all i could do. i told the truth and i have paid the truth will prevail. >> the l.a. coroner's office will confirm reports they are treating jackson that as
power consumption and low impact production processes. for the rest of us well, they just look stylish. >>reporter: when it comes to technology, less is more. we want it smaller and more powerful; to look better and sound better. which is why scientists at warwick university in the uk have invented a revolutionary new thin and flexible speaker - which actually started out life as a sheet of tin foil and some baking paper. >>billson: this is essentially what we call an electro static speaker. and that means it works by converting electrical voltage to sound. a conventional loudspeaker, one of these, converts electrical current to sound. now this as you can see is relatively small which means that sound goes off in all directions. because this is a relatively large area, and all the sound resonates at the same phase & frequency, this means it's a lot more directional than conventional speakers >>reporter: this material can't produce bass level frequencies at the moment, so it could only really replace your tweeters. it'll also need to be driven by a different kind of amp but on the plus
appreciate any gift of financial support. if there's an amount that's right for you, it's right for us! thank you! kathi: hello, i'm kathi diamant, and it is a wonderful honor and privilege to introduce wayne dyer here in our studio, welcome. wayne dyer: thank you it's nice to be back on pbs. kathi: yes, and the eighth show for pbs. wayne: eight, eight of them i can't believe that it's been 10 years. kathi: i know. wayne: it's been wonderful and we've raised a lot of money for public television and we're still doing it which is great. kathi: and helped a lot of people at the same time. wayne: yes, absolutely. kathi: you know i want to ask you, how long does it take you to think about an idea like no excuses, or "excuses be gone", before you're actually able to produce a special for pbs and a book. wayne: well it's really hard to say but it goes on for months and months and months, sometimes years i think about it. an idea will marinate inside of me. sometimes i carry a quote around in my pocket and i just think about it look it out and say, i'm going to write a book about this. and then we're
consulting with the government in the battle against terrorism. >> and what we do is we use what legal scholars call predicate based search so we would look at you and then we would go out and say oh there is are lots of different things in your life that may be indicative of someone involved in bad behavior, but it would als alsoe very clear how the government looked at you, it wouldn't be a wide net cast into a sea of data that brings back all of our, all of the innocent citizens that are touched by that net, it would be a very precise, very precise operation and each step in that operation is documented. >> and also from silicon valley the race to produce electric cars we tawld with elon tusk, the ceo of tesla motors. >> we are not paying for the cost of the co2 conzen inflation the ocean and atmosphere and not paying for all of these auxiliary wars and the other things at the gas pumps, you effectively have a sudsy difficult taking place at the gas pump because of that and the only way to bridge that is with innovation. it is to try to make electric cars better, sooner than they wo
through the door, we saw, standing before us, president bill clinton. [applause] >> he got what he wanted, but can he govern a divided nation? president ahmenijad is sworn in. throwing stones -- palestinians say they have been abused in custody of israeli soldiers. welcome. we are broadcast on pbs in america. coming up later for you -- an unlikely savior for the humble honeybee. in the last place you might think of. picture perfect pass. we take a look. -- picture-perfect pets. hello to you. after the surprise, tears, and algiers, the speculation. how will north korea's sudden release of two journalists at the behest of former president bill clinton affect the relationship of the two countries? laura ling and euna lee are now back in california. president clinton will be briefing president obama on his meeting with kim jong il. from washington, our correspondent. >> the plane touched down in california. [applause] the two journalists, laura ling and euna lee, rescued from the prospect of 12 years in a north korean labor camp. she had not seen her mother since the arrest on the chinese- no
, the public, the consumer want more government. we want the government to tell us the chances of being struck by an asteroid. we want them to clean up the litter. we want the government to do something about people trapped on airplanes. we want the government to do something about swine flu. we want the government to protect us both physically and increasingly in more subtle ways against disease, climatic change. it is a very difficult issue. what do we want the government to do. if we ask people, they're mostly say they want the government to stop doing all these things that do not affect us and start doing these things. i'll give you an example -- bananas are dying out. bees, little honey bees, we only have about half as many as we used to, but we need them, because without them, there is no food. we have endangered species in the waterways that are changing the nature of those waterways and the aquatics live in them. but are these your concerns? if they are, you what the government to do something about it. if you think that is okay, then you do not. it is a hard call. the problem is not h
in the us >>: the beauty of our technology is as a consumer, things won't change, you'll go to the gas station you'll fill up your car but you'll be doing it with a renewable fuel. >>abirached: >>abirached: hello and welcome. i'm raya abirached and this is world business, your weekly insight into the global business trends shaping our lives. this week we are looking back at some of the best stories of the past year. as the recession rolls on it is becoming clear that china has not been as badly hit as many predicted. and as china becomes and increasingly important global power there is a growing feeling that her currency, the rmb could also challenge the dollar as the world's reserve currency. >>reporter: the cranes at fangchenggang hoist the lion's share of global trade in and out of south west china's guangxi zhuang region. >>: loads like these sacks of aluminium oxide are usually settled in us dollars - the world's leading reserve currency. but volatile exchange rates are adding to the pain of the global slowdown. so, to counter this, china is promoting its rmb - albeit quietly - as
to try to negotiate the release of two u.s. journalists who were jailed. police detained four men who allegedly planned a third assault on an army base. arrests of three americans who crossed the border from iraq, entered illegally. the meeting for the first time in 20 years. the palestinian groups fought a comes up with a fresher approach to dealing with israel. also this hour -- >> on the wrong side of europe, condemned to death. >> ukraine's poor health. how the economic and political crisis is having a serious impact on the country house unlocked -- and the new film "9." is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, 8:00 p.m. in the p'yongyang. where there has been a surprising turn in the troubled relations between north korea and the united states. the former american president, bill clinton, has a ride in the north capitol to try to negotiate the release of two u.s. journalists who were sentenced to 12 years' hard labor. euna lee and orlin were jailed in june after being convicted of entering the country illegally. the invitation to bill clinton may be a sign that north korea i
to the doctor lately because you pulled something or because what used to hurt a little now hurts a lot? well, you're not alone. baby boomers are falling apart, but we can't stop exercising, right, because that's bad for us? and modern medicine can fix anything, right? well, maybe not. here's how one dedicated runner is dealing with the baffling contradictions. my name is john hobby. i'm an attorney in brooklyn, new york, and i'm 50 years old. (man laughs) how does that make you feel? ooold! growing up, i played lots of different sports. i played a lot of basketball. i played baseball and football. for the most part now, i run long distances, usually 2 or 3 times a week, i do some weight training 3 or 4 times a week, and whenever i can, i get out on my bicycle. when i can't get to working out, whether it be weight training, running; i feel bloated, i feel grumpy, and i feel like i'm missing something. there is a sort of broad cultural trend to feeling that you shouldn't be held back by limits and this can lead to a number of problems, one of which is a hard time accepting the reality of aging
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> an historic meeting between former u.s. president bill clinton and north korea's kim jong-il. and reports say two jailed american journalists have been freed. australian police belief they have foiled a major terrorist plot. four suspects accuse of links with somali extremist. >> a woman goes on trial accused of dressing indies ently. she wore trousers in a restaurant. welcome to "bbc world news." broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, what kind of policing do you call this? a new human rights report says too many of india's place are abusive and failing at their job. a hollywood actress takes send moo on the road. >> cinema is for everybody and everywhere. we are knowing how few opportunities there are for people to realize how incredibly wise cinema is. >> hello. a secretive come nist state with nuclear ambitions which has been playing fast and loose with the rest of the world. today they have been playing host to bill clinton, the most senior visitor in a decade. he met north korean leader, kim jong-i
endowment >> abernethy: welcome. i'm bob abernethy. good to have you with us. religious leaders across the spectrum were among those offering tributes after the death of senator edward kennedy this week. several faith groups praised his support for healthcare reform as a moral issue and his work on poverty, immigration and civil rights. kennedy was a roman catholic who advocated strict separation of church and state. he sometimes took stands that conflicted with the teachings of his church, such as his support for abortion rights. but he also sided with the church on many social justice issues. boston cardinal sean o'malley issued a statement saying kennedy was quote "often a champion for the poor, the less fortunate and those seeking a better life." the world's more than one- billion muslims are celebrating their holy month of ramadan. it's a time of day time fasting and special prayers. in many parts of the world, muslims are conducting special ramadan charity projects. president obama recorded a video message wishing muslims well during this sacred time. >> fasting is a concept shar
a stormy meeting between hamid karzai and the u.s. special envoy. >>> in japan unemployment sores on the eve of national elections there. a youth movement sweeping the country and the party that has ruled japan for decades may be on the way out. >>> in sub-saharan africa, malaria still kills more than a million people a year. now comes hope of a vaccine that could save countless lives. >>> and sailing solo. tonight, a look at two teens and their quest to go arou world alone. in britain, it's considered a challenge. in holland, it could be a case of child abuse. >> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- >> major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> we are going to start tonight with afghanist, where the death of a u.s. soldier today made this the deadliest month of the eight-ye
for -- in darfur. thank you for joining us on bbc news. china expresses its strong opposition to the taiwanese invitation to the dalai lama. the israeli prime minister meets with the german chancellor. >> the bbc has uncovered many cases of corruption involving iraqi security cases. the police and the army is blamed for stopping some bombings. it is believed that corruption is undermining their effectiveness. just two months ago, they took over security in iraq as american troops pulled back. the life or death question, can they prove themselves on the job? >> a camera on iraq's foreign ministry catches a suicide truck bomber last week seconds before it admits. . i-- it detonates. >> the iraqi security forces should have done a better job because there were clear instructions, no trucks should move in certain parts of baghdad. >> is there more to come? >> i think that there is more to come. >> mounting corruption has left the security full polls. this businessman told us that he pays bribes to get his trucks through quickly. -- mountain corruption has let security fool holds -- full of holes.
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and u.s. special envoy george mitchel meet to try to solve the thorny issue of jewish settlements in the west bank. can they find common ground? >>> from those trying to broker a peace to stockbrokers hoping to cash in on it. tonight, we take you to the palestinian stock exchange. it may be one of the world's smallest but the dreams are big. >>> in the wake of the world's economic meltdown, we have a special "how they see it" report from britain's itn which questions one of the basic principals of american economics. >>> and the world pays tribute to the passing of senator edward kennedy. >> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> the quest for peace in the midd
to be charged for the track assuming the girls didn't want to give us any lip. we'd never had that before. no, will not go -- do it. oh, man i'm going to get charged for this track. tavis: that's the berry gordy way. >> that's the berry gordy way. i said oh, my lord, who can i put this -- oh, looked a at the bottom of the roster. they need a hit and they aren't going to daresay no. they said what is this? this is horrible. you're always giving us the throwaway songs that nobody else wants. i assumed that the mavel -- marvel dms ettes had talked to them. that's what we did. got to talking to diane and the girls. so we got in the studio and they recorded and they were so perturbed -- i'll put it a nice way -- and while she was singing the song ♪ baby baby ♪ and it was in the wrong key. it was in the key of gladdy -- gladys. but her voice took on a whole new thing. it became sull terrorist she was so mad and so disgusted with having to be forced to sing this song. but it put out such a feeling, a sexy feeling, a style. and she became a starlet that night. and that sound, everybody started ad
possible, in part, by the follow funders -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> for u.s. troops and iraqi civilians, this has been one of the least, that's right, least deadly months since the war in iraq began six years ago. in fact, a senior u.s. military officer has broken ranks with its superiors and president obama saying it's time for the united states to declare victory iraq and go home. but then there are days like today, when a series of bombs exploded near five shiite mosques in baghdad, killing at least 29 people. and shattering the perception at least for now that iraq is a much safer place than it used to be. in tonight's "lead focus," the latest violence in iraq, what it says about security and the american mission as it winds down. >> the deadliest of today's attacks took place in the northern baghdad neighborhood of al shaab. according to iraqi officials at least 24 people were killed and 17 wounded in the explosion of a car bomb near a shiite mosque. worshipers had gathered at the mosque for friday prayers. the scene outside spoke to the carnage. prayer rugs wer
guilty of a huge terrorist crime received on his return to libya. >> and that brings to us tonights "lead focus." our british partner itn has been looking at britain's relationship with libya, its business interest there, leading up to last week's decision to release the lockerbie bomber. as you'll see in john sparks' report, one is left with the impression that at the very least, al megrahi's release can't hurt the relationship. >> reporter: the analysts call it real politic, doing practical deals, the art of give and take. the uk and libya have been doing this for about a decade. but how influential are commercial considerations? where does business fit in this complex mix? libya is an exciting new destination for british business. but did that excitement influence the decision to release abdel basset al megrahi, the man convicted of the lockerbie bombing. scottish and british governments say absolutely not. but al megrahi's future and new business opportunities have always been part of bilateral negotiations. 2007, colonel gadhafi's regime sought to re-enter the international community
has moved onto a career in france. he is -- has moved onto his first u.s. release "the birth of cornelius." we are glad that you join us for the debate over health-care reform and a singer corneille. >> there are some neat things that walmart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better. we are looking forward to building strong relationships. with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. looking to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] captioned by the national captioning institute tavis: and baron hill of indiana is a co-chair of a group of moderately conservative democrats known as the blue dog coalition. they will play a key role in any health care reform package that comes out of congress. he is also a member of the indiana basketball hall of fame, conducted back in 2000. a class that included some guy named larry bird. i
which claimed over 50 lives. his home has been a sanctuary for al-qaeda, a problem for britain and the u.s.. he has focused on targets here at home, bombing of pakistan because it backs the west. security in islamabad is being stepped up for fierce his followers could try to take revenge. -- for fears his followers could try to take revenge. he declared war on his own country and people. they told us they do not believe he is dead. they have heard that before. others say they have a sense of relief, not just for pakistan, but for the world. >> we do not need these people in power. we are not believing in what he is doing. he is absolutely bad for us and our nation. >> another said that america was bad, too, for killing innocent civilians with drones. it was a drone which targeted baitullah mehsud, able to reach him in a remote terrain where troops could not. the mission was directed from thousands of miles away. the white house is suggesting it was a job well done. >> if the reports of baitullah mehsud's death are correct, there is no doubt the pakistani people are safer as a result of it.
very hard to sell his health care plan. there is a lot for us to hear. we have seen across the country. mickey personal experience -- appearances is a great idea. except he is going to up to tell the public what he wants. as of yet, he is not told the public what he wants. instead, rumor is flying everywhere. fear is flying everywhere. and loathing of what ever this plan is is flying everywhere. >> julie, is the problem with the president that he never told us what he wanted? >> he did want to avoid the mistakes of the clinton era and let congress becomes stakeholders by crafting the bill. we have five different bills as a result. no one has really read them. there are rumors, and the white house is lost control. >> a lot of people are running around the country thinking they know what is in the. >> yes, crying and sobbing. it is ridiculous. it is like the immigration and social security debate. it makes you wonder if it will get derailed like those two. >> the you think we will see reform in health care of this congress this year? >> i think it is impossible until now. what we are see
tripoli, where the only man convicted of the bombing of the u.s. passenger jet over lockerbie in scotland 21 years ago is enjoying his forceful day of freedom. arguments are continuing, though, on whether the scottish authorities were right to release abdelbaset al-megrahi from prison on compassionate grounds, suffering from prostate cancer. british foreign secretary david miliband adding his voice. he described it as deeply distressing. 207 people lost their lives when a pan am jumbo jet was ripped apart by an explosion in 1988. many of the victims were american. let us get the latest. >> it was everything many relatives feared -- a convicted terrorist welcomed home as a hero. stepping of colonel khadafy's private jet, abdelbaset al- megrahi was showered and confetti and hugged by the libyan leader's son. he was now wearing a suit surrounded by it -- wearing a suit, surrounded by his countrymen. earlier crowds of young men gathered to show his support. al-megrahi's returns coincides with the 40th anniversary of the revolution that brought it back into power. >> the use of libya are the u
that works. >> well i think the fundamental issue for us is to make certain that we focus on getting and keeping everyone covered. and while many people strongly believe in the public options for reasons i will be glad to explain later, it really is a diversion. we have 45 million uninsured. if we really understand who those people are,e think there are ways to address the barriers to insurance that they face. tavis: all right. so tell me more then. who are these persons and how do we address the barriers? >> well, let's take the 45 million and segment them and break them down. there are 11 million of the 45 million who are eligible today for a program like medicaid or the state children's health insurance program. we don't find them. we don't get them enrolled and therefore they are uninsured. one of the things i would like to see is more energy and enthusiasm to find and locate those people who are eligible today for insurance but we simply don't reach out to find them. if we take another part of the uninsured, about 10% are college and university students. we know where to find th
-nominated song glad you've joined us for a about the u.s. auto industry and edie falco, coming up right now. >> there are so many things wal-mart is looking forward to helping us doing, like helping you live better. with your help the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance, working to improve financial lite literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: pleased to welcome lamont dozier to this program, the legendary singer, songwriter and producer, teamed up with two brothers to form one of the most successful and prolific song writing trios in history. holland-dozier-holland is responsible for 30 hits and were reunited in 1990. they got together for the version of the movie "the first wives club." here now, a small sample of lamont dozier's iconic work. ♪ stop in the name of love before you break my heart stop in the name of love before you break my heart think it over >>
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the u.s. is it has had very strong ties to each of the political parties. it has, you will find the leaders of all the parties have visited iran. some of them have houses in tehran. there is a lot of links with the kurds, with obviously with the shiites, the iranians, most of them shiites and with the sunnis. so iran is a constant factor and in communication and very much on top of what is going on in iraq. will they influence it disproportionately is what we can't quite tell yet. >> inraq after many long years of casualties and difficulties, there has been some success. and i think it's the goal now ought to be to consolidate that succeed ses and also to use what leverage we have to try toto influence political developments in the right way and that involves arab issue but also involves weighing in if we think there are abuses on the part of the iraqi government and there is some concern that it might be moving in a little bit of a authoritarian direction. >> i think the role we play is a role continuing to encourage iraqis not to use violence, using that term with a lot of lat
. >> president bill clinton. >> killed by a u.s. missile strike. a terror offensive. and putin's show, more holiday again. welcome to this week. this week showed an emotional reunion, with the north korean president and a former president to pull it off. two journalists freed after bill clinton traveled halfway across the world to meet kim jong il. adam brooks reports on the return and the impact the episode might have on the un. >> their plane touched down at dawn. the two journalists had just been rescued from the prospect of 12 years in the korean labor camp. hannah lee, who is 4, had not seen her mother since the arrest at the border. >> we were taken to a location, and when we walked through the doors, we saw standing before us. >> it takes 10 weeks to assure the reunion. >> degree and we all saw on television is a source of happiness not only for the families, but for the entire country. >> the white house wanted this to be seen as a mission of mercy, but it might be more. it winds its way up the chain to the oval office. its nuclear weapons, missiles, and intentions, have been a worr
.s.-burma campaign. thank you for joining us. a bit early to get too much reaction from america, but i assume that you will hear the same condemnation there that we heard from europe? >> we believe so. the obama administration has been conducting a high-level policy review of their policy toward burma and said today that they would announce it after the verdict. >> here in europe, the french president, for example, calling for stiffer sanctions as part of the opposition movement. do you think that is what is needed? >> it would certainly help. the type of sanctions that the president sarkozy was talking about, i would add oil and natural gas to the list, those are big moneymakers for the regime. key is moving at the security council, engaging china and pressing for an arms embargo. they rely on the ideology of the military to justify power. stopping to sell them -- stopping selling them weapons would have a huge impact. >> i am interested in this faith that you have in the u.n. system. what makes you think that china will do anything different now? >> they have not really been pushed. in the
bomb- making factories used by the sect. they started attacking police stations on sunday. there are reports that hundreds of people have been killed in the five days of violence. the nigerian government has been concentrating its action in borno state and the capital. that is the headquarters of the s.e.c.. there has also been unrest across other states in the north of the country. there is a long history of trouble in nigeria. last year, they attacked government property. they're growing levels of poverty, malnutrition, and resentment in the islamic north. nigeria it should be a rich country. it has huge reserves of oil in the delta. the wealth has not been dispersed around the country. it adds to the discontent that sparked the current violence. >> the leader of the group behind the violence in the north died while in police custody. police say he was killed by security forces in a shootout when he tried to escape. human-rights watched called the killing unlawful and concerning. >> it is the end of butyl -- brittle few days in nigeria. -- it has been a brutal few days i
everywhere and that's what's a lot of fun. so stick with us. [singing] >> (josh groban) hi this is josh groban. public television has been a great influence on my life ever since i was very young. and i ask you to show your support by calling the number on your screen. pbs is the really one of the only alternatives to regular network television to see of the arts in all their glory. as a young kid growing up i mean i was so inspired by you know if i couldn't make it to new york to see a trip on broadway, i could still check out sweeney todd and different concerts and south pacific and all these other things that were being captured so beautifully and opera and classical pieces. and grew to absolutely love antiques road show. i'm addicted to that show now. so you know, there's all sorts of programming that whether it's local programming for your city-- there are lots of great shows in la. we've got people like huell howser and things like that, which he's such a legend. and every city that i tour in i flip on their local pbs channel, there's a show for that city. i think it's such a wond
, and there could be a few black-and- white films, a few color films, as there used to be. hollywood made the greatest dramas ever made, beautiful movies, and now, because the theaters -- studios are owned by larger companies, and they are so concerned about their stock prices and making acquisitions, they beat the subsidiary up to make money. in the old days, the heads of the studios where tough. they were like harvey weinstein, who is tough and serious, but he loves movies, and he is a showman. i think the old studio heads, who, incidentally, i worked for, like jack warner and sam goldwyn, they love to movies, and they love to to produce different kinds of films -- they love movies -- loved movies, and they loved to produce different kinds of films. it has been going on for two generations now. i t tnk that even television started out as a promising. in the 1950's, there were great writers writing, wonderful directors, like john frankenheimer doing "playhouse 90," and then they got the idea it of doing half-hour shows, and we had 40 or 50 years of that, so the audiences have been taught
single effort is helping rebuild the city. we are glad that you joined us. it our book at new orleans four years after katrina coming out. -- our look at orleans four years after katrina coming up. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better. but mostly, we're helping build stronger communities and relationships. with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports "tavis smiley." tavis and nationwide, working together to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: douglas brinkley is a noted historian and best-selling author whose look at a hurricane katrina is called "the great deluge." his next book is called "the wilderness warrior." he joins us tonight from houston. nice to have you on the program. >> always great to be on your show, tavis. tavis: let me start by asking you about ted kenne
washington insider vernon jordan. we will also hear from historian douglas brinkley. we're glad you joined us. remembering ted kennedy, coming up right now. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better. but mostly, we're helping build stronger communities and relationships. with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports "tavis smiley." tavis and nationwide, working together to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: a couple of quick programming notes. due to the breaking news of senator kennedy's passing, our conversation with c.e.o. ron williams will air tomorrow night. and he is a critical voice and health care debate, opposed to the public option. he will explain. that full conversation airs tomorrow night on this program. also on the end the program, edward brooke and african- american re
of the holocaust that led to its creation. a total system failure in the wake of recent attacks. the u.s. general charged with trading them. 150 years since the start of america's oil rush. we're now in the place where it began. >> then natural gas that is being developed in this country at this point and time may get us to energy independence. >> years after britain declared war on hitler's germany, a new exhibition reveals what went on in winston churchill's secret underground bunker. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 1:00 p.m. in berlin. the israeli prime minister is meeting german chancellor merkel. the country's share a unique history. the trip includes various reminders of the holocaust. two issues are likely to dominate today's talks. the question of the settlements in the west bank, which germany opposes, and what to do about iran, which netanyahu describes as a threat to israel. >> this is the last leg of benjamin netanyahu's four-day tour. it follows talks in london, during which time hopes were raised that there could be agreements on settlements in the west bank.
in iran. and gloria ruben stars on the legal drama "raising the bar." we're glad you joined us, biz stone and actress gloria ruben, coming up right now. tavis: this is the cofounder of twitter which has become a cultural and social phenomena around the world, as if you didn't know. and biz was named to the list of the 100 most flual people in the world. last week when twitter crashed, following a hacker's attack, it became one of the biggest stories on the planet in a matter of hours. biz stone is here. glad to have you here. how you doing? >> excellent. >> you survived the crash. >> we did. >> what have you learned on this side of the crash? >> this is what is called a denial of service attack. it is pretty common on the the internet. it is not going away anytime soon. what we learned, you got to tune your systems to handle this scale of assault. we spent 200 catching up with the popularity of twitter, getting there technically so we're stable and along comes this massive attack -- we learned a lot from it. we worked behind the scenes from folks from google and other companies to figure
tavis: good evening from los angeles. i'm tavis smiley. first up tonight, a conversation with u.s. secretary of education, arne duncan. after a run as chief to have chicago public school system he is in charge of public education for the obama white house. goals include the push for more charter schools in the us. also tonight, the founder of the enter dependence day, benjamin barber. his gathering takes place in turkey next month and emphasizes the need for global cooperation on a wide range of issues. arne duncan and political theorist benjamin barber coming up right now. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better but mostly we're looking forward to helping build stronger communities and relationships because with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance working to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you.
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